Indoor Air Quality Articles

Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

June 14, 2024
Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality. Living room.

Stand outdoors on one of those days when the weather feels perfect, take a few deep breaths, and enjoy the fresh air.

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What Does Indoor Air Quality Have to Do With Allergies?

April 26, 2024
What Does Indoor Air Quality Have to Do With Allergies? Poplar tree buds opening in spring, to show their silky white hairs.

If your Oro Valley home is facing air-quality issues, you may be suffering anything from minor discomfort to significant allergy or health problems. Our team at Hamstra Heating & Cooling wants to help keep your home’s indoor air quality high and you and your family healthy and comfortable.

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5 Tips for Marana Homeowners to Alleviate Indoor Allergies

April 19, 2024
5 Tips for Marana Homeowners to Alleviate Indoor Allergies. Pollen floating around in the air.

Indoor air quality refers to the quality of the air within buildings and structures, including homes, offices, schools, and other indoor environments. It encompasses various factors, such as the presence of pollutants, allergens, humidity levels, and ventilation.

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Learn the Facts About Carbon Monoxide

April 12, 2024
Learn the Facts About Carbon Monoxide. Woman watching technician installing a carbon monoxide detector in ceiling.

We often hear from Arizona customers who want to understand the risks of carbon monoxide (CO). At Hamstra Heating & Cooling, we’re glad to share as much information as possible about protecting your indoor air quality (IAQ)—especially when it comes to the deadly nature of this silent killer.

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Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips in Tucson

January 31, 2024
Winter Indoor Air Quality Tips in Tucson. Image is a photograph of a man sneezing into a tissue.

With dry, mild, and sunny weather here in Arizona, it is the perfect time of the year to occasionally open windows to freshen the air into your Tucson home.

Natural ventilation is one way to lower pollution concentrations in your home and improve indoor air quality (IAQ). It is part of an indoor air strategy the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends, along with controlling the source of pollutants in your home and using air cleaners to eliminate contaminants.

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Benefits of Using a Humidifier in Your Home

January 15, 2024
Benefits of Using a Humidifier in Your Home. Image is a photograph of a young girl looking in awe at an active humidifier.

If you don’t have a humidifier in your Marana home, then you may not be aware of just how useful these devices can truly be. Humidifiers are particularly handy in the winter but can be helpful during any season because they offer a significant number of benefits, including providing better indoor air quality (IAQ) for your AZ home.

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Video – Does Indoor Air Quality Affect My Pet?

September 20, 2023
Video - Does Indoor Air Quality Affect My Pet? Photo of cute puppy.

Protect your pets from indoor air pollution by changing your air filters regularly.

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How to Reduce Dust in Your Home

March 31, 2023
How to Reduce Dust in Your Home. Image is a photograph of a person's hand face-up over a dusty table. There is dust on the pad of their pointer finger.

Don’t let your home be another one that bites the dust.

Everyone has it, and nobody wants it. In reality, dust is no laughing matter, no matter the setting. It’s easy to see how it can affect the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your Tucson home.

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Air Handler Maintenance

March 15, 2023
Closeup of vacuum cleaner pipe and ventilation grill

All the air in your Arizona home runs through your air handler, and keeping it in tip-top shape has distinct benefits for you.  Handle With Care Regularly scheduled maintenance for your air handler keeps you healthier; extends the life of your system; and contributes to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) higher efficiency; and may…

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Why is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Important?

December 16, 2022
Air purifier working in a kids room.

The most significant disadvantage is poor indoor air quality. Tightly sealed Oro Valley area homes prevent heated and cooled air from escaping as easily, but they also contribute to the buildup of indoor air pollutants.

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